A Putnam County man was nabbed for numerous counts of selling and possessing drugs following a lengthy investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
Kurian C. Hamilton, 27, of Cold Spring, was charged on Wednesday, Jan. 10, with three felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia, An investigator assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
The investigation into Hamilton's drug activity began after the department received information that he was involved with selling heroin in the area, the department said.
Over the span of several months, an investigator was able to make contact with Hamilton and arrange for the purchase of heroin on more than one occasion, police said.
Hamilton was arrested after narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at his residence and recovered a quantity of alleged heroin and drug paraphernalia consisting of scales and materials commonly used in the packaging of narcotics.
Senior Investigator Thomas Corless of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit commended the concerned citizens of the Village of Cold Spring and the Cold Spring Police Department for providing information which led to the investigation of Hamilton.
Hamilton is being held at the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $25,000 cash/$50,000 bond.
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